With ‘Movement: Moving for our mental health’ as this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme, it is a great reminder of how moving our bodies can have such a positive impact on our mental wellbeing.

Mental health is much more than meets the eye, but the way we eat and the way we move can make a lot of difference.

As a leading community care provider, at Radis Community Care we encourage both staff and the people we care for to do all they can to look after their mental health just as much as their physical health.

Our Redditch-based extra care service, Dorothy Terry House is hosting a week-long social activities programme, providing its residents with plenty of fun-filled sessions to keep both their minds and bodies active.

The social activities programme is a great way for residents of our extra care service to socialise, connect and engage with the community, all with a focus on movement.

Focusing on movement, activities will include wiggle and giggle dance sessions, chair yoga, and gardening club.

Kris Oughton, our National Activities Lead is keen to continuing breaking the taboo surrounding mental health, as well as working hard to support the residents of Dorothy Terry House.

Having put the social activities programme together, Kris has combined both Mental Health Awareness Week and Dementia Action Week to create the ultimate itinerary of activities.

He said, “Two incredibly important awareness days just so happened to fall at the same time, so as a team, we wanted to do all we can to support both of them.

“The activities in the programme are designed to keep people active, both physically and mentally. And of course, socialisation is a huge factor too, and is important for those who struggle with their mental health or dementia.”

At Radis Community Care, we support and care for people with a plethora of illnesses and conditions through a variety of services, including live-in care, visiting care and extra care.

For more information on the services available, please contact the team by emailing enquiries@radis.co.uk.

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